izzit.org – Critical Thinking Starts With Interesting and Stimulating Online Articles & Video Programs, Absolutely FREE!

www.izzit.org A perfect Free teaching vehicle for homeschooling families, students K-college 2002 Filmore Avenue Erie, PA  16506 888.242.0563 E-mail: ask@izzit.org by Michael Leppert Teachers these days need all of the resources available to keep abreast of the changing face of education. Next to learning to read and write, Critical Thinking is probably the most important aspect of a child’s education and remains so for life. Being...

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Mr. Wizard’s Supermarket Science – Over 100 Experiments from Your Grocery Store!

96 pages, soft cover – Signed $12.95 US, (MWB#5001) Order from: All Ages by Michael Leppert Don Herbert, better known as ‘Mr. Wizard’ to generations of curious children and adults who watched his T.V. programs from the 1950s through the 1990s, saw science in virtually everything. He was truly a man who thought outside of the box and imparted this ability to his viewers. This imaginative, critical thinking was an added dimension...

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World Peace Game & Teacher, John Hunter

http://worldpeacegame.org/ by Emerson Sandow There is a documentary film called World Peace and Other Fourth Grade Achievements that is a must-see for any parent or teacher who wants insight into the fascinating capabilities of a fourth-grade class by watching one in in Charlottesville, Virginia in action. This is accomplished by playing a live action game invented by their teacher, Mr. John Hunter. The original (simpler) version of...

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Writing the Basic Analytical Essay: Part Two

The Introduction  By Dr. Rosette Liberman, www.cooperhillstylebook.com This copyrighted article is the second of a series that teaches students how to write an effective essay.  The first installment, Writing the Basic Analytical Essay Part One, is available at http://cooperhillstylebook.com/archive/  Function of the Introduction The Introduction hooks the reader’s interest in the topic or theme of the essay. The Introduction states...

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Nurturing a Culture of Thinking

www.mentoringminds.com  By Dr. Sandra Love and Dr. Rebecca Stobaugh Nurturing a culture of thinking in classrooms requires moving from memorization to deeper applications of knowledge. Teachers must intentionally plan cognitively-demanding experiences in order for students to practice and develop their thinking capacities. When critical thinking is integrated in classroom instruction, students experience varied opportunities that...

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The Private Eye® the Looking/Thinking by Analogy® Program (a review)

Age Range: 4+ Cost Range: $3.95 – $99.75 Subject: Science/Analytics/Art Location: Lyle, WA   Website: www.the-private-eye.com  Phone: (509) 365-3007 By Matt Barnabei The basis of The Private Eye program is thinking by analogy, something that prominent educators and neuroscientists consider to be a principal factor in understanding. The Private Eye defines themselves as a learning process and professional development program...

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